Research Assistant I / HIV Prevention Specialist - Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesTexas Medical Center-Houston, TexasResearchMcGovern Medical School at UTHealthRequisition #: 200001MNPosition Summary:Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research and HIV prevention projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.Position Key Accountabilities:
Provides HIV/AIDS/STD prevention services, testing and counseling, and behavioral interventions
Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, field interviewer recruiting, screening and training and/or animal laboratories.
Ensures that all laboratory forms are correctly completed, and accurate results are provided to all clients. Ensures quality standards for testing and counseling are maintained through the completion of appropriate documentation and compliance standards.
Coordinates outreach activities and special community events related to the program under the direction of the Project Director.
Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.
Provides appropriate referrals for HIV treatment or continued HIV prevention.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Certification/Skills:General knowledge of research fields.Minimum Education:Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.Minimum Experience:No years of experience.Physical Requirements:Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.UTHealth BenefitsUTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htmEqual Employment Opportunity StatementUTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.